Episode 37 - Part 3 of the "Catching Up Series"

  • Episode 37 - Catching Up Series: Part 3: (5/9/2019)

    • Featured story: “The Spider" by Hanns Heinz Ewers

    • For a cheap copy of the story “The Spider” click HERE

    • For the Frank Braun trilogy (book one is “The Sorceror’s Apprentice) also written by Hanns Heinz Ewers, click HERE

    • Enjoy everyone! Thanks for listening! Remember - I’m always open to listener suggestions! Pop on over to the submissions tab to find out how to get a hold of me! Thanks again ~ Bob

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Episode 35 - Part 1 of the "Catching Up Series"

  • Episode 35 - Catching Up Series: Part 1: (5/1/2019)

    • The Triumphant Return of BSSH!!! It has been several months since we have been away! I’m sorry, I’ve been busy with grad school and other things, but I haven’t gone away for good.

    • We have four episodes coming out rapid-fire for you fine listeners to get caught up with some content - or rather, for me to get caught up with getting you content. I have found some great stories for you all though and I hope you enjoy them!

    • “For the Blood is the Life” by F. Marion Crawford

The tower overlooking the grave.

The tower overlooking the grave.

Episode 33 - A Story About Us

  • Episode 32 - Matt’s Birthday Banter Episode: (11/25/2018)

    • Happy Birthday to special guest Matthew Hogan

    • We are joined by friends Clara and Chris and special call in guests Ben Trapp and Eli

    • Banter, Stories about us, A History of the Banana Republic, and a short story by Matt Hogan

Author Matt Hogan (Left) and Your Host (Right)

Author Matt Hogan (Left) and Your Host (Right)

Episode 30

  • Episode 30: (10/14/2018)

    • The Overlook" by Tom Combs

      • You can find out more about Tom Combs on his website at: www.tom-combs.com

      • Tom’s books in the Drake Cody series are available on Amazon by clicking HERE

      • Audiobooks will soon be available, narrated by Bob! from THIS SHOW! Nerve Damage is scheduled to be released near Christmas 2018! Updates to come soon.

    • The Boarded Window" by Ambrose Bierce

      • Ambrose Bierce’s stories are in the public domain and can be found in Barnes & Noble anthologies as well as through the Gutenberg project, Goodreads, and Feedbooks.com

    • Songs “The Simplest Things We Do” and “Day 2 of the Rest of My Life” by Braden Canfield from the album “Seven Songs of Dying (and another)”

      • More information about Braden, his music, and where his music can be purchased can be found on his website HERE

      • I was told “Seven Songs of Dying (and another)” was up for sale online, but I’m looking for it now and not seeing it. Please stay tuned for updates on how to purchase this music if you’re interested. Email me if I forget to mention it! Thanks!

      • Thanks for listening everyone. Enjoy!

Episode 26 (2017 Halloween Special!!!)

  • Episode 26 (2017 Halloween Special!!!): (10/29/2017)
    • "The Toll House"  by W. W. Jacobs
    • To download the W. W. Jacobs short story compilation ebook entitled "Sailors' Knots" for free thanks to the Gutenberg project, click HERE
    • I was going to link to some good Barnes and Noble compilation of W. W. Jacobs stories, but I can't seem to find one. If any of you listeners knows of a more contemporary or full anthology of W. W. Jacobs works, please let me know - email bobsshortstoryhour@gmail.com
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Episode 25

  • Episode 25 (International Podcast Day Special!): (10/3/2017)
    • "The Passenger" (Excerpt from the book The Sailing Master Book II: The Long Passage) by Lee Henschel Jr.
    • "Sutter's Well" by Jeff Chapman
      • You can find out more about Jeff by visiting his website at
      • Jeff kindly sent me a copy of his book - The Black Blade: A Huckster Novel which is next up on my reading list. If you would like to read that book as well, it can be purchased HERE
      • Jeff's other books can be purchased through his website or on
    • Finally - I forgot to give out a thank you to the listeners who reached out to me over my summer hiatus. I have said on the show before that I don't often hear from the listeners - I haven't heard good or bad comments, gotten feedback on what I'm doing or not doing on the show, etc. However, I have to say, when you all reached out saying "Hey, we miss you! Do another show" or "Bob! We are all caught up, where did you go? Can you come back?" I was very touched. It meant a lot to me and it was the encouragement I needed to get back in the studio. Thanks everyone.
    • Kim G. - your story submissions will most likely be this years Halloween Special so - Stay Tuned!!!

Episode 12

  • Episode 12: (7/26/2016)
    • "Polaris" by H. P. Lovecraft
      • You can find my favorite collection of H. P. Lovecraft stories by clicking HERE
      • Some of Lovecraft's other stories have been featured on the show - to hear these listen to episodes 1, 3, 5, and 7.
    • Part II of "The Peterson Laws" (#3-5) by Dr. David Peterson
      • To purchase a copy of "The Petereson Laws: The Rules of Life, Laughter and Emergency Medicine" click here: www.amazon.com
    • Interview with Dr. David Peterson himself.
    • Background Music for "The Peterson Laws": "Redemption Song" by Musical Guest Jocko MacNelly from Jocko's Yellow Album of Guitar Music
      • Jocko's website can be found HERE
      • His CD's can be purchased on the website or by clicking HERE
    • Songs "Morning Diamond" and "Fire in the Sky" by Musical Guest Kyle Fosburgh
      • Kyle's website can be found HERE
      • You can purchase any and all of Kyle's music on bandcamp.com by clicking HERE
Physician/Author Dr. David Peterson doing what he loves (Practicing Medicine)

Physician/Author Dr. David Peterson doing what he loves (Practicing Medicine)

Musical Guest Kyle Fosburgh

Musical Guest Kyle Fosburgh

Musical Guest Jocko MacNelly

Musical Guest Jocko MacNelly

Episode 10

  • Episode 10: (6/26/2016)
    • "Shafts to Hell" by Jeff Chapman
    • An interview with author of the "Greenland Diaries" Patrick Marsh
      • To learn more about Patrick, visit his website www.basementsaid.com
      • To read the first ten days of "The Greenland Diaries" for free, click HERE
      • If you like it and want to read more, you will have to tune in to future episodes, or if you absolutely can't wait, you can purchase the hard copy of the book featuring diary days 1-100 directly from Patrick HERE or in ebook format on www.amazon.com
Author Jeff Chapman

Author Jeff Chapman

Author Patrick Marsh

Author Patrick Marsh

Episode 7

  • Episode 7: (5/13/2016)
    • "An Abundance of Caution" and "Dreams are for Sleep" by Dr. Tom Combs
      • Tom Combs has worked as an emergency medicine physician for over 25 years at Hennepin County Medical Center, the U of Cincinnati as a "flight physician" performing helicopter rescue, and North Memorial level 1 trauma center. For a full bio visit his website below.
      • You can find out more about Tom Combs on his website at: www.tom-combs.com
      • Tom's first novel "Nerve Damage" can be purchased here: www.amazon.com
      • The second story on the show "Dreams are for sleep" is included in an anthology which was released 5/10/2016 called "Childhood Regained: Stories of Hope for Asian Child Workers" - the net proceeds from the purchase of this work goes to SOS Children's Villages and helps abandoned and orphaned children all over the world. The program thanks all listeners who make a purchase of this book (available in kindle format or paperback) as well as the sharing of the cause on social media. Thank you for your support.
      • To purchase "Childhood Regained..." click here: www.amazon.com
      • To learn more about the charity, visit the SOS Children's Villages website here: www.sos-usa.org
    • "The Temple" by H.P. Lovecraft
      • My favorite anthology of H.P. Lovecraft stories can be purchased through Barnes and Noble by clicking here: www.b&n.com
    • Song: "Buffalo on the Highway" by musical guest Braden Canfield
      • You can find out more about Braden and his music by visiting his website at www.bradencanfield.com
      • Braden's album "Soul, Stone and Sundry" which features the songs played on today's show can be purchased on CDbaby by clicking the following link: www.cdbaby.com
Author Tom Combs

Author Tom Combs

Childhood Regained - cover

Childhood Regained - cover

Musical Guest Braden Canfield

Musical Guest Braden Canfield

Episode 5

  • Episode 5: (03/23/2016)
    • "Under the Bridge" by Jeff Chapman
    • "Fairy Lake" by Patrick Marsh
      • You can find out more about Patrick Marsh and read his flash fiction on his website at: www.basementsaid.com
      • Patrick's books and artwork are available for sale by clicking HERE
    • "The Quest of Iranon" by H.P. Lovecraft
      • Many of H.P. Lovecraft's works are in the public domain. My favorite anthology of his writings can be purchased HERE or you can download his works for free at goodreads.com and feedbooks.com
Author Jeff Chapman

Author Jeff Chapman

Author Patrick Marsh

Author Patrick Marsh